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Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, is executed by beheading at the Tower Of London, London, England, UK, Europe. Her death will inspire the grimply humourous song With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm.
The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss is playing at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
The "Brilliant New Musical Extravaganza" The Wizard Of Oz re-opens at The Grand Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.The show includes "A cast of 75 - No stars - All artists - Mostly girls"
The first stage production of The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Wizard Of Oz is playing at The Grand Opera House, Chicago. Illinois, USA.
Jelly Roll Morton records Grandpa's Spells and Kansas City Stomp for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Angus Boyd Dudgeon is born in Woking, Surrey, England, UK. He will find success as record producer and musical arranger Gus Dudgeon, highly respected for his work with Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Armatrading and others.
The Burl Ives version of (Ghost) Riders In The Sky enters the Billboard Chart Of Popular Singles in the USA where it will peak at No21 during a six-week run on the chart.
Christian Le Bartz, vocalist and keyboard player of French sci-fi themed band Les Rockets, is born in Montreuil sous Bois, France, Europe.
Doris Day records It's Magic with Percy Faith and his Orchestra for her Columbia Records album Hooray for Hollywood (Vol. 2) in the USA.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Mexico, North America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Uruguay, South America. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Austria, Europe. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
Gimmick song The Purple People Eater by actor/singer Sheb Wooley, reaches No1 in the USA, and remains there for six weeks.
The Clovers release a new Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller composed and produced single, Love Potion No9, on United Artists records in the USA.
Neil Davidge is born in Bristol, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as a record producer, songwriter and film score composer, working with Massive Attack, David Bowie, Primal Scream and many more.
Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell and saxophonist Coleman Hawkins record Out Of This World, Montana Blues and other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Moodsville Records.
Britain's national radio and television network The BBC (British Boradcasting Corporation) slaps a ban on novelty horror disc Monster Mash by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers.
Vinnie Moore is born in New Castle, Delaware, USA. He will find success as the guitarist in English hard rock band UFO.
The New York Times publishes a feature reporting that two Russian scientists, Gnady Sholomitsky and Nikolai Kardashev, have concluded that radio emissions from the distant quasar CTA-102 might indicate the existence of intelligent life in that region of space. Inspired by this story, The Byrds will record the song CTA-102 in 1967, speculating on the possibility of life in outer space.
Davy Jones And The Lower Third release a new single, You've Got A Habit Of Leaving, in the UK on Parlophone Records. Davy Jones will become better known as David Bowie.
Freddie And The Dreamers continue in the pantomime Aladdin at The Palace, Manchester, England, UK. Also appearing are Des O'Connor, Billy Dainty, The Johnny Volant Four and The Derek Taverner Singers.
The Rolling Stones begin a month of recording sessions for the album Their Satanic Majesties' Request, at Olympic Studios, London, UK.
David Bowie begins a three-day run as a mime artist in Pierrot In Turquoise at the Rose Hill Theatre, Cumberland, England, UK, Europe. His fee for the three days - a mere £40.
Pink Floyd have a recording session in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, working on Corporal Clegg and Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.
The Flock record Magical Wings for Dunwich Productions in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Black magic-oriented band Black Widow headline The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK, supported by Judas Jump, Trifle, Clear Blue Sky, Tiny Clanger and Brick House.
It is reported that Pink Floyd are making a 3,377 mile flight from London to Detroit, Michigan, USA, to attend a Science Fiction and Voodoo Festival. The next day, they return to the UK for a gig at Manchester University.
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Hawkwind play at an unofficial Glastonbury Festival, near Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
During a benefit gig for the 'War On Want' and 'Save The Children' charities, Pink Floyd perform The Dark Side Of The Moon and More at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England, UK.
Judas Priest release their third album, Sin After Sin, on CBS Records in the UK.
Elephant Man, starring David Bowie, is performed on Broadway, New York City, for the last time.
Bauhaus release a new single, Lagartija Nick, in the UK.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Memorial Stadium, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
On his Sight And Sound tour, David Bowie plays at MECC, Maastricht, Netherlands, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
Gandalf / John Dyson, Mark Shreeve And Shaun D'Lear, Hi Q, Quiet Point, Drumbeg, Michael Shipway and Glyn Lloyd-Jones play at The UK Electronica, Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe. Journalist Johnny Black's diary entry about attending this event is attached here.
Kraftwerk play in the Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
On his Earthling Tour, David Bowie plays at Manchester Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
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Alan Caddy, guitarist with UK instrumental hitmakers The Tornados, dies aged 60 in London, England, UK, Europe. The cause of his death is not released, but he was known to have been an alcoholic for much of his life. The band is best-remembered for their international hit single Telstar, written and produced by the controversial Joe Meek.
During his A Reality tour, David Bowie plays at Frognerbadet, Oslo, Norway, Europe. When someone from the crowd throws a lollipop at the stage, the stick lodges itself between Bowie's eyeball and his eye socket.
The White Stripes release their fifth album, Get Behind Me Satan, worldwide except for the USA, where it will appear one day later.
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A newly published Russian study finds that roughly 50% of heavy metal songs are about murder, while another 35% dabble in Satanic content. Fyodor Kondratyev, a professor at the Serbsky State Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, states that he listened to 700 heavy metal songs before coming to his conclusions.
Korn stage a live concert in a crop circle near their home town of Bakersfield, California, USA. The event is filmed for future transmission on HDNet.
Christina Aguilera reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA with Bionic, with first-week sales of 110,000 copies.
Ann Kisten Kennis, the model whose face appears on the cover of the Vampire Weekend album Contra, files a $2m lawsuit against the band in Los Angeles, California, USA, claiming that photographer Tod Brady gave the group the image without her permission.
Ghost play at the Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA.
David Bowie releases Valentine's Day, the fourth single from his 24th studio album The Next Day, in the UK. the song is widely perceived as being critical of American gun laws.
Gamma Ray play at TSUTAYA O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Mumford And Sons, former REM singer Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, Debbie Harry, Jakob Dylan, J Mascis, Rickie Lee Jones, The Polyphonic Spree, Perry Farrell, Cat Power and Ann Wilson of Heart take part in the second of two David Bowie Tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Kraftwerk play at The Waterfront Hall, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.